Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"The Committee Entertains"


Last Friday, 10th January, members of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society were able to sit back and greatly enjoy the "entertainment" being presented by the members of the Committee. 

Secretary, Brian Dow, started the evening off with his display of interesting "Norway Post Personal Stamps of 2006" - stamps bearing a personal motif, can be issued to customers ordering by internet.

Ellen Currie, displayed first day covers from the USA, issued to mark the first Air Mail flights of various airlines and a variety of stamps, covers and meter marks showing "Maps" of many areas of Britain. 

Press Officer, Elsie Miller, displayed covers and stamps showing "Peter Pan", something rather topical, as it's currently in pantomime at the Hydro in Glasgow.   

Raffle Organiser, Ray Baldock, displayed a number of fascinating covers, stamps and meter marks from the now defunct country of "Danzig". 

Archivist, Margaret Lyth‘s display showed various "British Legends" as shown on stamps and covers as well as a few covers showing her "Celtic Connections" interest. 

Hon.Vice President, Sheila Sinclair, displayed lovely homes on postcard, covers and stamps "Where the Others Lived" - the homes of USA VIP’s  - e.g.  George Washington, Henry Ford ... 

Member Derek Wiltshire - an interesting display of ‘Postage Dues’ from various countries including Denmark, Malta, Sudan, Gibraltar, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Falkland Islands. 

Exchange Packet Secretary, Paul McGowan, displayed postcards, of a topical nature, from the Netherlands illustrating the building of the Zuider Zee Dyke following a disastrous flood in 1908.

Librarian, Robin Wishart, showed "Variety and Error" - Railway stamps from Grenadines & St Vincent - the "error" - stamps with colours missing - and also the same stamps with the colours correct.

Treasurer, David Haig, postcards of the largely unknown "Herero War" (German South Africa 1909) fought with much brutality between the insurgent Germans and the Natives (Herero and Namo Tribes)

Congress Delegate, Alan Wishart, displayed many Souvenir miniature sheets, stamps and meter marks from the 66e Salon Philatelique D’Autumne held in Paris in 2012

Secretary, Brian Dow (again), displayed the Winter Olympics held in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994 with a show of many covers, stamps, meter marks from different countries marking this event .

Auctioneer, Ken Norris - a display of covers illustrating many different kinds of transport used to carry the mail including horses, canal boats, the mailcoach, balloons, rockets & mailbus.

Vice President, Ann Holmes, displayed an interesting selection of postcards illustrating many aspects of Elgin Cathedral - "The Lantern of the North".

President, Alex Magowan - displayed some of the large Miniature Sheets that had been issued by the USA in the years 2011, 12 and 13.

Acting President, Ann Holmes, led Members in giving thanks for such an interesting variety of displays. 

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 24th January at 7:30pm when Society member, Jim Fulton, will give his display "Hungarian Propaganda War".

Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.